Kendrick Lamar

Rapper of the moment Kendrick Lamar graces the cover of GQ Style issue.

Inside the magazine, Lamar acknowledges his music is a mystery to some listeners.

“I knew from the jump that it was gonna be a challenge for my listeners’ ear,” Kendrick Lamar tells Rick Rubin about his second album, To Pimp a Butterfly. “But if I’m challenging myself in the studio, I want to challenge you as well.”

What he needs to do is challenge a hair stylist to do something with his hair.

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  • puppylove

    I done dodged that post downstairs.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I like Kendrick Lamar’s flow. He’s a dope rapper. But yeah, I’m never feeling his hair.

  • NegroDamus

    hey kendrick if folk dont get your message f*ck ’em. nobody got time to cater to these dumb ass, stuck niggers.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • I want to be free

    I love Kendrick but this cover is not a good look :(

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What he needs to do is challenge a hair stylist to do something with his hair.

    ^^^^^
    Stop hair shaming https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a64e94c7ea69d442a0d240b025c743da6767292602ff833e56c36611c1550786.gif

  • harley_quinn2.0

    RG3 inspired braids

  • Sonny Johnson

    His facial expression reads like he seen and been through a lot of shit in his life…. and guess what? he has

  • nicelyput32

    Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be Alright..

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Please don’t block me, but Sandra I saw that dried up S curl you have and……………….. I’ll just leave it there..

    #LeaveKendrickalone

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ugh!!!! His are the worst!!!!

  • Angela

    When they hate on you because you’re on top and don’t have anything bad to say about you they start talking about your looks….

  • SaharabutnotKdry

    All my life I had to fight ! ???

  • harley_quinn2.0
  • JerseyMom

    Sandra writes, ‘What he needs to do is challenge a hair stylist to do something with his hair.’

    **************

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9b9dcb1fb114e866e11d2040798672c9485152ad934eb60c480b178e7edecc3.png

  • ShelbyMoore

    They have Kendrick looking like Buckwheat.

    https://m.popkey.co/333e06/9yAa3_f-thumbnail-100-0.jpg

  • JerseyMom

    ????

  • Let Your Soul Glow
  • NegroDamus

    sad huh?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Not Dean Davenport ??

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    Sandra, are you doing a post on how Emmitt Till’s memorial sign was riddled with bullet holes and vandalized??

  • MissKnownUnknown
  • I want to be free

    I love Jenifer Lewis!!

  • SaharabutnotKdry

    Especially hair , even people with gorgeous hair have bad hair days but what can I say ?

  • nucynu25

    Come through Ken ??

  • Milani

    LOL, Dean Davenport!!

  • SaharabutnotKdry

    Nevaaaaashhhhh, Drumpf supporters are off limits .

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Right

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    mmph…

  • Milani

    #openpost

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    I thought he was locking. I liked that look, not sure where he is going with the wayward braids.

  • Sexy CJ
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    What did they put on her back to cause that trial I dun forgot??

  • Sexy CJ
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I love this I been giving this face all day

  • Sexy CJ
  • I want to be free

    Hoe.

  • Sexy CJ
  • harley_quinn2.0

    I love this gif ??

  • Milani

    I think when Charmaine had that “Math ho” sign on her back or something, and everybody thought the one guy (I forgot his name) did it.

  • I aint the one

    Cornrow Kenny ??? As long as as he keeps making quality, classic music, he can rock ah Jermaine Jackson and I wouldn’t say chit.

  • NegroDamus

    he a snake. knew tupac was about to be killed and didn’t warn the brother

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Digit hoe ???

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I’m floored. You know you ain’t right.

  • I want to be free

    Really?? Never knew this

  • iWasteTime

    Lucky!!!

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    lol-stop playing girl. Sandra got that Indian in her family, that’s good hair!

  • Luvn_it

    The hair isn’t the problem. The fact they decided to raid Joeanne the scammer clothes is a bigger problem to me?
    I still ? him tho.

  • Milani

    LOLOLOL!!!!! (pic)https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18028cb2a4f5fe0b466392473dca1fafa7158c5cbc0cad4c265ceda32633dcb0.jpg

  • Luvn_it

    ????

  • Sexy CJ

    Well………Since I Wasn’t There……….I Didn’t Know That…..Guess U Learn Something New Everyday……..But It Is Still His Birthday Today………Thanks 4 The Info !!!!!…..

  • yallcrazy

    I’m trying to figure out how is this GQ. They didn’t even grease his scalp. Some nice intertwining braids would’ve been nice. You know with them laid down and a line up. They just keep letting these white folk stylist play them. Had that basketball player on a cover the other day looking crazy smh

  • iWasteTime
  • SaharabutnotKdry

    It’s called Aztec now

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    I’ll be transparent for the moment, but not to laugh on the expense of others, but before I came down to the post,

    I was feeling mighty bad, I was feeling mighty low… but when I seent this post, I knew there’s a God. (seriously-I asked him for some help today and to cheer me up…leave it to the roses!)

  • NegroDamus

    look at that mtv awards interview with Pac and Snoop in suits and peep snoops facial expressions. he knew something was finna go down. i mean he a damn Crip, Puff associated with Crips. So none of them knew about the brewing animosity between that dude that got jumped, and the death row associate that got his chain stolen? C’mon SON snoop couldn’t get in Pacs ear to tell him to stay outta that ish, cuz its some real street ish that he not cut from??

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    like the mestizos aztecs?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That was the only bright part to the abysmal season 6.

  • SpiceGirl

    bwahahaha

  • NegraGata

    Quite frankly while my hair was growing back there were times when I wore my hair just like that. Ask me how many uckfays I had to give about people liking it or not. As Black folk why are we held to such high standards when it comes to our hair. Back when we were slaves (before CJ Walker invented the pressing comb, and the idiot invented relaxers – lol) all we could do was braid our hair. So is this society so “polite” that we can’t do what feels good/comfortable to us with our hair???

  • SaharabutnotKdry

    Yes ma’am ?

  • Milani

    That’s what it was, digit…I thought it was math hoe, LOL. It was so long ago, I forgot, but the episode was still funny.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Kendrick Lamar tells Rick Rubin about his second album, To Pimp a Butterfly

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This was his THIRD album. He is working on his fourth. “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” was his second.

    My goodness. My GOODNESS can you stop this. Its driving me even more bonkers than the bonkers I was born with.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Toya talking about her and Tamar being friends or not.

    https://instagram.com/p/BLytFvpBa-n/

  • NegroDamus

    that comment came from the horse’s mouth..2nd major album is what he meant

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Is this interview out yet?

  • I want to be free

    It’s not always just us. I work with a lot of whites and there’s this one white woman whose hair looks unkempt all the time and her co-workers drag her all the time. One even told me that she wants to go up to her with a comb and brush and fix her hair…lol

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    He always moving and dancing like he has hips! lol

  • NegroDamus

    i’ve heard him refer to it as a second album on the breakfast club, and a few other outlets

  • CookieMobster

    You have the best giffs my dear!!!

  • UCan’t FoolMe

    Somebody playing right?

  • iWasteTime

    lolololol.
    All the IG pages have the video
    I can’t stop laughing

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BLxLIv5gPP6/

  • MissHarlem

    Hair clean, successful black man, on GQ but yet let’s be stupid, childish and immature and focus on his hair ? pathetic

  • Quitedeliteful

    Struggle braids! LOL!!! It’s true tho… he needs a good wash, condition and a master braider to hook him up. He’s gotta stop letting his mama do his hair…

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Imma go listen. I dont trust you.

  • MissHarlem

    Toya stfu damn

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Today Uncle Snoop bday? Yasss CJ. YASS

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I heard the interview this morning. From what Toya says, they were cool because Tiny was their mutual friend. If they were just cool because they had a mutual friend, why the hell did Tamar stick her nose in the Toya-Memphitz/K Michelle drama? I’m not doing that for a friend of a friend.

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    Im sick of them both honestly.

  • Sexy CJ
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Good point.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    1 bantu knot. I love you for this.

  • imright

    get it Snoop??

  • Sucker Free

    Rg3s hair looks relaxed tho… Gross misconduct

  • NegroDamus

    thats right! you get on that old ass ibm computa and get them puters pute’n

  • Sexy CJ

    D…..O…..Double GG…….Baby !!!!!!

  • Sucker Free

    Its the hammer he’s packing…those hip movements don’t lie

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Kendrick Lamar and his struggle braids
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Pusha T had as you call them…struggle braids as well. And he was one of the best to ever do it. Totally unsung. Managed to call this blog out in a verse too. Maybe if you were nicer to folk…

  • UCan’t FoolMe

    It’s the fur coat, not him braids.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Who made this cake for him? Wiz? *snorts*

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Fukka ya. Imma have to pull it up on my phone. But thanks for your gatdamn concern

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I barely watch the last season but that episode is hilarious.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • MissHarlem

    Girl ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yeah it was digit. She do anything for a number ??

  • Incog-knee-gress

    A total arse.

  • Milani

    NEW POST – Last night’s debate (OPEN POST)

  • puppylove

    Nerp. Puff and Suge both associated with bloods. (Well Suge really os one, but you know what I mean)

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Sandra coveted that name drop ??

  • NegroDamus

    *takes you off my new laptop recipient list* *signs you up for coal instead*

  • Sexy CJ

    This Is My Cut…..# When He Put His Footprint Down In The L-B-C……#Long Beach. CA……….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bbce8d5a83e38e2e19e061fea94931b1830029beba4beb5f728db13676faf85.gif

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Sounds like she’s trying to downplay the friendship.

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    He and Martha getting kinda chummy…I’ll wait and see if he is going to use it on her…..

  • MissHarlem

    Complete

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    #pause These are not struggle braids

  • mae roe

    Lol

  • NegroDamus

    http://www.gq.com/story/kendrick-lamar-rick-rubin-gq-style-cover-interview

    So when was that moment?
    About three months into my second LP, To Pimp a Butterfly.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Jermaine got that turd tail in the back

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    Regardless of what snoop knew, I honestly don’t think him warning him would have made a difference. (thinking back to that scene in good fellas when Jimmy was asking Henry all the questions about Maury…and then before he knew it, Tommy whacked him…Snoop was the Henry in all that mess.) and he and Orlando had that running beef…Pac running his mouth. it was bound to go down one way or another. He was facing the inevitable there.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Im reading. Still dont mean I trust you. Or even like.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This the Snoopy I love. I love all of em. From then to now. But original Snoopy.

  • NegroDamus

    you aint got to like, but you gone read the receipts.

  • Sexy CJ

    Yes Ma’am @ Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang Baby !!!!!..

  • NegroDamus

    nah puff got crip associates and thats why snoop was loyal to them (bad boy) during the beef…that dude that killed pac was a crip. he robbed a death row dude for his chain, which to me reeked of a planned setup. especially knowing pac was a hot head ready for war at that time.

  • Sexy CJ

    Lol……Lol……..U My Dude !!!!!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I try to forget the first and last season.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    What in the entire world is that? ?

  • NegroDamus

    nah snoop shoulda schooled Pac on ho real that gang ish was in LA back in the 80’s 90’s. I aint gone have my brother out here slipping, when i know he aint cut from that cloth. Being reckless on wax and for media/record sale purposes is one thing, jumping into a physical (gang) assault is another.

  • Tynamight

    “What he needs to do is challenge a hair stylist to do something with his hair.”
    ***
    Kendrick too woke to worry about such thangs. I’m so woke I stopped shaving my armpits months ago. #Woke #RebukePettiness

  • Liah

    What he needs to do is challenge a hair stylist to do something with his hair.

    “Shady Boots”….Its so much bigger than his hair…Let that man Live….SMH

  • MsKitty MeowMeow

    STRUGGLE BRAIDS? YOU ARE HORRIBLE.. YOU HATE YOURSELF.

  • Zebra Stripes

    #Somebody. #Had. #Struggle. #Freezecurls. #Backthen.

  • Lolalao

    Me too

  • MsKitty MeowMeow

    YOU HEARD ME

  • MsKitty MeowMeow

    YOU HEARD ME

  • Junkanoo

    His looks like it was braid for weeks he should have gotten done for this photo shoot

  • Junkanoo

    His looks like it was braid for weeks he should have gotten done for this photo shoot

  • Overpower Radio

    Because it’s GQ magazine …not his album art or a random pic of him out and about. The fur could have taken the picture by itself. This isn’t a stylish pic, at all. NO SELF HATE, HERE.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Me too

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    “If you don’t get my music, then it ain’t for you”
    Master P said this on Solange’s album..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I was just how it’s time for me to watch that movie and get some life!!! You funny as hell!

  • NegroDamus

    real spill

  • I aint the one
  • I aint the one

    That’s the one ?

  • I aint the one

    Yassss, love me some Terrence. He said the power is in his hair, nugga!

    Ah hating ass blogger, that’s that chit we don’t like!

  • I aint the one

    At this point he deserves every L coming his way. You make it too easy, Son. Smh

  • NothingIsImpossible

    ….where’s the party?

  • I aint the one

    He doesn’t consider Section 80 an official album. So that’s right. We gon let her live on this one Dub. ???

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Joanne the Scammer!!!

    Not so Caucasian today!!

  • TransHuman

    Lol and for me to think this was a white boy till the roses. Skooled my azz. BIt mind u I never seen him b4. Just heard him duet with that white girl…..

  • hi-liter

    Kendrick needs to stop tripping, he might as well get brotherlocs and call it a day.

  • hi-liter

    I let him borrow my fur chile. Honestly.

  • iWasteTime

    Everyone!!

  • tintin

    he looks good here, very handsome. i like it, even the fur is nice.

  • NothingIsImpossible

    Looks like FREEDOM to me…..Black people knocking other black people for being unapologetically ( I know this is not a word) black and proud!! Come onnnnnnnn!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I’ve seen struggle braids and his are not them lol

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Oops shots fired

  • morenYAHdelsur

    His hair is fine and he’s awesome.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    THISSS

  • hi-liter

    Right. At least he is wearing his own hair and not adding weave to make faux locs.

  • hi-liter

    Owweee……………..That’s the B’day cake I want!! That’s so beautiful.

  • hi-liter

    LOL…you think? Every since Martha and Snoop roasted Justin Bieber, they been cool. That show looks like it’s gonna be good.

  • hi-liter

    Honestly-Truly, I let Kendrick try on my beloved fur while I was scamming the men in his entourage.

  • hi-liter

    Honestly-Truly, I let Kendrick try on my beloved fur while I was scamming the men in his entourage.

  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahaha! ?

  • KB

    Yes the struggle is real with his braids but fortunately for him they’re not as far gone as Naomi’s hairline…yet ?. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7bee98568de28d79eb7fd8bf0b624d100624f341954b33b962b03121713924a.gif

  • KB

    LOL! And he’s doing just that ?.

  • KB

    That movie was a trip. Friends smiling, partying together and get killed by same friends…clueless. Running your mouth and talking reckless does it every time. Henry did try & tell/warn Maury to be easy. IJS

  • KB
  • Mel

    “Struggle braids” aunty u outta order gyal

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Reminds me of a young Coolio.

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly, since she been wearing freeze curls since Jefferson was president.

  • Lisa daniels

    #sandraroseisabatshitcrazyho

  • Lisa daniels

    She got hair tips from sheba

  • Lisa daniels
  • Lisa daniels
  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh Lordt….struggle braids I just lost it

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh Lordt….struggle braids I just lost it

  • Lisa daniels

    Batshitcrazynutwhoneedsome?herlifebecauseclearly?ainthelping

  • Lisa daniels

    Batshitcrazynutwhoneedsome?herlifebecauseclearly?ainthelping

  • Lisa daniels

    #andstilldo

  • Lisa daniels

    #andstilldo

  • hi-liter

    https://youtu.be/51LkOjzeQa0

    Kanye mad cause Jay & Bey didn’t give a faulk Kim was robbed. AND he hot because Blue and North has never played together.

  • Stl_heat

    Is that the latest in OWL feathers he got on????

  • KIm

    Kendrick hair nah mek it (Safaree voice). He’s also overrated..

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    He just looks pissed off on that cover. I’ll pass. I wouldn’t even pick it up in the check out line, etc.

  • Scromes1212

    Don’t ever play yourself (khaled voice)

  • Orchid-Stomping ANTs

    Shole did kb lol

  • We Can Do This

    I agree. I just can’t vibe with him. Some people feel him but I don’t.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Pahahahah????Sandra you are too many things. You kills me with some of the stuff you say?????

  • Felicia Kelley

    DEAD @ struggle braids!!!??????

  • Luvn_it

    ????

  • Anji

    Raw, uncut and unbothered. KDot is one of the young people I mentored in the arts. #ComptonHubCityLove

  • JENNYJONES1

    NOT SURE WHERE HE IS GOING WITH HIS ENTIRE UNKEPT LOOKING LOOK, HIM OR J. COLE. THEIR CLEAN CUT LOOK WAS SOMETHING I LIKED AND THOUGHT WAS SO REFRESHING ABOUT BOTH OF THEM WHEN THEY CAME OUT. IT TOLD YOUNG MEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE A THUG TO BE H0T ESP IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. LAWD WHAT HAPPENED, THEY BOTH LOOK DIRTY HALF THE TIME NOW. STILL LIKE KENDRICK MUSIC THOUGH……..JENNY JONES!!!

  • Simone

    And struggle beard.

  • Li

    I ADMIT, I don’t understand. a word. he raps.

  • kekeb

    For his hair, who caaaaares. His music is necessary

  • Satin Panther

    LOL, Leave Sandy alone!

  • Mac Jones

    This man is quite depressed. Severely. He wants out. Sacrificing lives was one thing. Then he realized how the world really worked. Delayed onset of accountability coupled with a sense of social peer alienation that still lingers after Drake beef. If it wasnt for the fact that hes done his masonic work he wouldnt even be relevant now. Lyrical or not.

  • S. Williams

    beyond gross

  • S. Williams

    it’s battling the stereotype that clean cut is the right way to be. it’s ok to be a black man in chill clothes, a hoodie, not have the line-up crisp, the freshest clothes, trimmed beard. they looking like the regular dude up the block who may not dress well all the time but is cool and chill…my take on it. I don’t mind the “I’m the same ol me” look

  • product of 79

    This young man is the shiitt and his hair ain’t a struggle… Can’t even be black and proud no mo ?

  • GuestSTAR

    He put on a great mini concert at the ‘GLOBAL INITIATIVE’ show a few weeks ago.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THAT’S ALL GREAT ESP WHEN YOU’RE AN ENTERTAINER, PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE OR YOUR OWN BOSS BUT THAT’S NOT THE CASE FOR MOST OF OUR YOUNG MEN ESP OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN. THEY CAN’T HAVE THAT ATTITUDE AND WE AREN’T EVEN JUST TALKING ABOUT BEING IN CORPORATE AMERICA. THE LOOK WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS UNFORTUNATELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE THUG ON THE BLOCK THAT AIN’T ISH AND NOT TRYING TO BE ISH. WHEN YOU WANT A JOB, GOING ON AN INTERVIEW IT’S ABOUT WHAT I AS AN EMPLOYER NEEDS FOR THE IMAGINE OF MY BUSINESS, NOT WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD OR A PART OF YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE. I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING LOST TO THIS BE FREE, BE YOURSELF SOCIETY. BEING BROKE AND THAT ATTITUDE DON’T MATCH. NICKI, BEYONCE, RIHANNA, MARIAH AND EVEN REMY MA LOOK GREAT ON STAGE OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA BUT WE AS WOMEN CAN’T WEAR THEIR OUTFITS TO WORK OR EVEN ON A REGULAR DAY NOT IF WE WANT TO EAT OR FEED OUR KIDS. PEOPLE ESP YOUNGER PEOPLE NEED TO GET BACK TO REALITY, HUMBLE THEMSELVES TO PUT THEM IN A POSITION TO WHERE THEY CAN BE THEIR OWN BOSS NOT HAVING TO DRESS OR ANSWER TO ANYONE AND STOP TRYING TO IMITATE A KENDRICK, ANY CELEB OR ESP THESE FAKERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA………..JENNY JONES!!!!

  • http://devilsadvocate.sme/ snarcissism

    He looks yummy

  • Emily post

    Come on the look adds to the Rap Persona… He looks super hood and black…

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    To me it looks unkempt. It looks like you didn’t try. Auntie was right “Struggle Braids”. You don’t have to have everything perfect every time you leave the house, but AT THE BARE MINIMUM look like you put in some effort. These dudes look like they roll out of bed, walk past the the soap, toothpaste, heck the whole bathroom and straight out the door.

  • Ash x serena

    i just be so confused………. @sandra rose….. how can u be soooo unattractive and always attack people looks…. u know…thats called projection…. oh…and BTW… u can kiss all of @kendricks Lamars ass…. cause them braids…. gon …be ….alright bish!!!… rolling my eyes…lmao!!! hahaaaa!